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History - Russia & The Former Soviet Union
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Author: Kevin Birmingham
Release Date: November 09, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK, the true story behind the creation of another masterpiece of world literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. THE SINNER AND THE SAINT is the deeply rese...
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Author: Andrew D. Kaufman | Narrator: Kathleen Gati
Release Date: August 31, 2021
A revelatory new portrait of the courageous woman who saved Dostoyevsky’s life—and became a pioneer in Russian literary historyIn the fall of 1866, a twenty-year-old stenographer named Anna Snitkina applied for a position with a writer sh...
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Author: Alex Halberstadt | Narrator: Alex Halberstadt
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Can trauma be inherited? In this “urgent and enthralling reckoning with family and history” (Andrew Solomon), an American writer returns to Russia to face a family history that still haunts him. Can trauma be inherited? It is th...
Author: Joshua Yaffa | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: January 14, 2020
From a leading journalist in Moscow and correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin’s rule In this rich and novelistic tour of cont...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Sophie Robert
Release Date: November 05, 2019
From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemk...
Author: Rachel Maddow | Narrator: Rachel Maddow
Release Date: October 01, 2019
2021 GRAMMY® Winner for Best Spoken Word Album#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All“A rollickingly well-written book, filled with fascinating, exciting, and alarming stories about the im...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Jonathan Aris
Release Date: August 06, 2019
Fifty years after his death, Stalin remains a figure of powerful and dark fascination. The almost unfathomable scale of his crimes–as many as 20 million Soviets died in his purges and infamous Gulag–has given him the lasting distinction a...
Author: Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky | Narrator: Julia Emelin and Allen Lewis Rickman
Release Date: July 02, 2019
“A masterpiece” (The Guardian) from the Nobel Prize–winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across RussiaNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST For more than three dec...
Author: Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman | Narrator: Masha Gessen
Release Date: March 05, 2019
"A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews"A short, haunting and beautifully written book." -- The Wall Street JournalThe Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoner...
Author: Monte Reel | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: May 08, 2018
A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disasterOn May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union...
Author: Luke Harding | Narrator: Ralph Lister
Release Date: November 16, 2017
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  An explosive exposé that lays out the story behind the Steele Dossier, including Russia’s decades-in-the-making political game to upend American democracy and the Trump administration’s ...
Author: Victor Sebestyen | Narrator: Jonathan Aris
Release Date: November 07, 2017
Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin—the first major biography in English in nearly two decades—is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but als...